Age Friendly Live – Virtual Events

In 2021, our events are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month* at 10:30 a.m. Pacific. Click the blue button below to join our next LIVE event: 12/2/21 “Close to Home” with Iraqi Community Center of WA (DETAILS); the green button has detailed instructions and dial-in info. Scroll down to watch previous episodes and for program descriptions. *No event on 12/16.

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Click the A schematic image of a YouTube playlist icon icon in the top right of the embedded YouTube playlist, below – to select a previous episode. The auto-captioning in Amharic, Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese** is available LIVE; look for additional languages on YouTube! If you subscribe to our channel and click the bell, you’ll be notified when new videos are uploaded!  **Languages subject to change.

Age Friendly Seattle Civic Coffee Hour coffee cup logo

Age Friendly Seattle’s Civic Coffee Hour provides a platform for community elders to interact directly with government decision-makers. The program has been running for over a decade, but in the past year has drawn a lot of additional interest, including from immigrant and refugee communities. Civic Coffee Hours are hosted at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the 3rd Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library (SPL) and was originally slated to take place at the Central Branch.

Age Friendly Seattle Close to Home logo

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience is a new series of online events, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. In 2021, Close to Home will also be presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library on the 1st Thursday of every month, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Presenters are community members, and representatives of government, nonprofits and academic institutions.

large group of older adults who attended a past Age Friendly Seattle event in person

Why it Matters

Older adults deserve the opportunity to interact directly with decision-makers at City Hall and the community, no matter their location and ability to travel. Civic participation, social participation, and discourse are important components of health and well-being.

Photo (on left) – February 20, 2020: Civic Coffee about 2020 Census at SPL Central Branch, w/interpretation in Amharic, Korean and Russian. This was our last in-person event; hybrid event planning is under way for 2022!